Load your family in the station wagon, and head to a festival. Summerfest, the World's Largest Music Festival, is a great festival for kids and adults. Located along Milwaukee's beautiful Lake Michigan shore in Milwaukee, Wis., the 11-day festival offers a diverse musical lineup, rides and attractions and a nightly fireworks display. Kids enter the festival for $3, while adults enter during the week for $8; weekends and nights cost $15. The festival is open from noon to midnight and takes place at Henry Maier Festival Park.
Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbour Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53213
Hackettstown Street Fair & Craft Show
Grab a bottle of sunscreen, change your dollars for quarters, and head to an arts and crafts show for a day of family fun. With artists, craft vendors, live music, rides and games, you are sure to enjoy a family vacation to Hackettstown, N.J., where the Hackettstown Street Fair & Craft Show takes place in on the streets of downtown Hackettstown. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Hackettstown Street Fair & Craft Show is appropriate for all ages and is packed with entertainment. The 24-town 2009 schedule is available on the street fair's website.
Office of Street Fairs
231 North Avenue West, #101
Westfield, New Jersey 07090
Skip a summer of daily trips to the mall, and load the family in the car for an outdoor adventure. Herndon's NatureFest is a free event that features games, nature crafts, face-painting and music. Appropriate for visitors of all ages, the 58-acre nature park allows visitors to learn about the secret lives of bees, explore animal artifacts and get a firsthand look at animals farmed in the area. A tour of the park's local stream, Stream Valleys, will allow the whole family to learn how water is filtered and prepared for consumption. Open from 1-5 p.m., the event takes place at Runnymede Park in Herndon, Virginia. A shuttle service is available from the Herndon Police Department, 397 Herndon Parkway.
533 Herndon Parkway,
Herndon, Virginia 20170